Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy has revealed that the PGA of America has spoken to him in detail about the possibility of the USPGA being played in his own backyard at the Royal Portrush.
The links course has been waiting to host another major event for the better part of six decades but it seems that the best chance that one of the most revered courses in Northern Ireland has of hosting a major event lies with the USPGA and not with The Open.
McIlroy made the startling revelation while playing at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai that the PGA of America had been in talks with him and consulted with him about the possibility of the final major trophy of the season ending up on the Northern Irish shores.
According to Rory McIlroy, they have spoken to him about it adding that they are a very forward thinking organization. He mentioned that it is still in the talking stage and a long way down the line maybe even 10 years but he mentioned that he would love to play a major championship in his own home country.
And his revelation comes in the wake of Ted Bishop, the president of PGA of America commenting on live American television that the Royal Portrush would be a great place to start.
It had long been thought that Asia would be the destination for the first overseas major but now, it seems that the Royal Portrush will be the one to trump the rest and mentioned that it would be the great place for the first international major.
And if the USPGA does indeed hit the Northern Irish shores, it will mean a homecoming of sorts for players like Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell to play a major on their home soil.
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This year, German golfer Martin Kaymer has been taking part in golf events logo on his cap which appears conspicuously unlike from anyone else in world’s top fifty. The swirl blueprint is Whisper Rock Golf Club’s logo. The club is located in Scottsdale in Arizona where Martin is a member with several other PGA Tour professionals. The immediate reaction of the people was why given the fact that most pros are ready to sport sponsored sports gears in exchange of huge sum.
Martin told that it is not always about the money. He want to feel comfortable. Kaymer climbed up from 103rd to 90th in the points standings of FedEx Cup to advance to Deutsche Bank Championship this week. The German golfer added that it was not a matter of not finding a sponsor. It was just a matter of the right fit.
He would like to work with people. He really do not call them sponsors, it is like a partnership. He added that he and his partners have the same goals and interests, and then it would be a very good combination. However, it is not that easy to find. This season, the club is not sponsoring Martin on the Tour, but the golfer added that the club provided him the hat.
To reach to another level of his professional career, Kaymer has had to look back at his form of 2007. He told that it was the last time when he thought to get his European Tour card.
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The world’s sixth ranked golfer Matt Kuchar has confirmed his participation in the Australian Masters, scheduled to take place between the 14th of November and the 17th of November at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
The American champion began his career as a professional golfer back in 2000 at the Australian Masters and he has a lot of emotional connect with the event and has confirmed that he will return to the event this year and for the World Cup which will tee off at the same course the following weekend. Kuchar has won two titles on the PGA Tour this year including a title on the World Golf Championship World Match Play and is the latest name in a list that contains some of the biggest names in the golfing world.
Matt Kuchar will be joined on the field by the US Masters champion Adam Scott, the first Australian to win the title as well as Jarrod Lyle, who will return to professional tournament golf after suffering from leukemia and beating the disease twice. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jim Furyk one of the most accomplished golfers of all time. Back in 2010, he had won the FedEx Cup, and has really established himself as one of the biggest contenders in the world of golf. He is from America, and in the year 2010, he was crowned the PGA Tour Player of the Year. Also, in 2003, he had won the US Open, and all this has really made people sit up and take notice. He has a very unique style of playing, where he has a looping golf swing, and though this might be unconventional, it has worked wonders for him in past tournaments.
Jim Furyk was in an interview recently, and he talked about a lot of things regarding the past year of 2012. 2011 had been a terrible year for him, and from his top spot in the rankings chart, he had had to settle at spot number six for the entire year, and had even dropped to a woeful fifty-fourth position on the money charts. But come 2012, he had blasted his way to the top again. And this was quite inevitable, as Furyk is a stickler for perfection, and it is not his style or expected of him to perform badly. In 2012, he not only doubled his money, and won way more than 3.6 million dollars, and almost went on to win the US Open. But even if he did not win, the overall stats put him at a higher pedestal than his 2011 place. But even after all that, when asked about how he felt about 2012 and his game, he was visibly saddened.
This was because he had made a very bad shot at the US Open. According to Jim Furyk, he does not fret about physical mistakes, as everyone makes them, and it is normal human nature to do so. But it was a mental mistake that he wishes that he could amend.
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